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Old 10th Jan 2021, 06:06
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Last year when all this was kicking off we didn’t really expect it to last as long as it has, a few weeks at the most. Not many would have believed that the borders would still be firmly shut well into the new year. Now we are looking 6 months ahead and many people are saying that will be too soon.

Realistically, there will probably be some limited international travel permitted subject to conditions and restrictions. AJ can’t afford to wait indefinitely for a return to normality, and 1 July isn’t too near or too far. It could easily be brought forward or pushed back a bit subject to changing conditions.

Opening up the whole network for bookings is quite reasonable as tickets for the destinations which still can’t be served in the middle of the year can be refunded or rebooked. Leisure travel is more flexible as Fiji can easily replace Bali for example.

Waiting for things to get back to near normal before starting up again will cost the airline significantly as pax will have already purchased tickets on airlines which have maintained services, such as SQ and QR, instead.
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Old 10th Jan 2021, 06:22
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It's not just the aviation and tourism sectors that are being smashed due to the border closures, its the universities due lack of international students and fees, farmers not getting workers, just to name a few.
The pressure to open up once the elderly, the vulnerable and essential workers are vaccinated will be to overwhelming from the Business sector for the Government to ignore and could be politically damaging come election time if it is to coincide with their inability to continue to keep things locked up.
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Old 10th Jan 2021, 06:59
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I heard 4-6 a330s will be getting the 4t(?) increase in MTOW signed off FWIW

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Old 10th Jan 2021, 08:29
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Also keep in mind a 789 seats 236. AJ has pointed out as long as the flight makes one dollar they’ll do it. Now come July when a 789 does SYD-LAX it won’t take too many seats to make that dollar.
I can’t see it being too difficult to achieving that.
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Old 10th Jan 2021, 12:33
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Originally Posted by galdian View Post
I'm assuming to ramp up.....
There are enough crew current(ish) on the A330 fleet that for it to ramp up to even 60% ops wouldn’t take much additional training at all. The 787 would be a bit different but they’ll have enough information in April to know whether or not they need to be ramping up towards 10%, 30%, or 50%.

Originally Posted by galdian View Post
...then people currently with second/third employers will have to chuck that in - will those employers take them back again?
I suspect that most of us would be able to ‘make do’ on 50% and/or 50% is going to be close to more than what we were making full time on other jobs. Either way, depending on how the ramp up looks, I suspect there will be enough lead time and information available for people to decide if they want to be part of the 50% of the flying, or whether they want to hold off for a bit longer and be assured that the flying will be there to replace their other jobs.
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Old 10th Jan 2021, 12:49
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Originally Posted by SixDemonBag View Post
I heard 4-6 a330s will be getting the 4t(?) increase in MTOW signed off FWIW
Probably in preparation for the 4 oldest to be converted to freighters.....
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Old 11th Jan 2021, 00:37
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How’s the 787 SYD base looking??
with the rumour 330 taking the BNE-LAX, I sense some considerable time in the lounge paxing up and down the east coast for the BNE base.

Just as it was pre COVID 😆
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Old 11th Jan 2021, 02:10
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How’s the 787 SYD base looking??
Why worry. The amount of flying being dished out to nsw/Syd pilots doesn’t see the need for a Syd base ever again. Brown paper bag anyone?
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Old 11th Jan 2021, 03:07
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Whats the MTOW they would be able to bump the A330s to? 240t? Would that be enough for LAX-BNE?
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Old 11th Jan 2021, 06:56
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Originally Posted by davidclarke View Post
Probably in preparation for the 4 oldest to be converted to freighters.....
That will obviously be another game changer,see if it is anywhere near as successful as the 1st a321p2f conversion,what could go wrong.
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Old 13th Jan 2021, 07:33
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"Last year when all this was kicking off we didn’t really expect it to last as long as it has, a few weeks at the most. Not many would have believed that the borders would still be firmly shut well into the new year. Now we are looking 6 months ahead and many people are saying that will be too soon."

I wasn't expecting to be back at work for the rest of 2020 after my stand-down commenced last year.

And in all honesty, I don't expect things to get back to normal until this flu hype subsides. I doubt the vaccines will open up international boarders whilst there are still traces flaring up in different communities. Health bureaucrats only have a one track mind.

And this whole experience has taught me that politicians will go to any length to stop the spread of any virus, going forward, no matter how dangerous or harmless it may be.
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Old 13th Jan 2021, 10:27
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I doubt the vaccines will open up international boarders.
Boarder or border?

One sleeps in a bed, one is an imaginary line between countries
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Old 13th Jan 2021, 12:20
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Originally Posted by morno View Post
Boarder or border?

One sleeps in a bed, one is an imaginary line between countries
Like a river?
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Old 13th Jan 2021, 18:42
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Originally Posted by morno View Post
Boarder or border?

One sleeps in a bed, one is an imaginary line between countries

Honestly who cares.....but yeah....thanks Dad.
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Old 13th Jan 2021, 18:58
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Originally Posted by KZ Kiwi View Post
Honestly who cares.....but yeah....thanks Dad.
Who cares? Our Ops manager does. If he finds spelling mistakes in your CV or cover letter, straight to the garbage/trash/bin it goes.
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Old 13th Jan 2021, 23:52
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Originally Posted by Climb150 View Post
Who cares? Our Ops manager does. If he finds spelling mistakes in your CV or cover letter, straight to the garbage/trash/bin it goes.
I'll keep that in mind should I desire a job flying a piston single in the middle of bum**** nowhere.

In the meantime, we all know what the guy meant so this whole circus of tears wasn't required. But i hope it made those involved feel important.
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Old 14th Jan 2021, 01:23
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Old 14th Jan 2021, 03:17
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Old 14th Jan 2021, 05:40
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Originally Posted by das Uber Soldat View Post
I'll keep that in mind should I desire a job flying a piston single in the middle of bum**** nowhere.

In the meantime, we all know what the guy meant so this whole circus of tears wasn't required. But i hope it made those involved feel important.
We fly 73s and 76s but thanks for your insight.
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Old 14th Jan 2021, 05:53
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We fly 73s and 76s but thanks for your insight.
So flying light twins in the middle of nowhere!
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